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Who are Michael van der Veen's wife and kids? A look at Donald Trump lawyer's family amid shocking ‘TRAITOR’ attack

Donald Trump lawyer's home was attacked on Friday and left with broken windows, offensive words spray-painted on walls
UPDATED FEB 16, 2021
Michael van der Veen and Marion Murphy van der Veen with their two daughters (Marion Murphy/ Instagram, LinkedIn)
Michael van der Veen and Marion Murphy van der Veen with their two daughters (Marion Murphy/ Instagram, LinkedIn)

Philadelphia attorney Michael T van der Veen has taken a starring role in Donald Trump’s impeachment defense over the last few days and has also incurred backlash for the same. On Friday, February 12, his wife reported that their home had been attacked. Now newsreaders want to know more about van der Veen's family.

Shedding light on the shocking incident that involved his family, van der Veen said, “My home was attacked. I'd rather not go into it because it would encourage other people to do it more, but you know, I've had nearly 100 death threats.” He further added that he wasn't a “controversial guy” and that he was not a political person.

Amid the controversy, here's his statement about the attack and a look at his wife Marion Murphy and children.


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Trump attorney Michael van der Veen's Philadelphia house vandalized, 'traitor' spray painted in red on driveway

Lawyer Michael van der Veen (Getty Images)

Why was Michael van der Veen's house attacked?

Stressing on the attack, van der Veen said, “My home was attacked last night — windows broken, spray paint, really bad words spray-painted everywhere. And the thing is, you guys don't know me, but you know I'm not a controversial guy. I'm not politically minded so to speak.” Not just that, he also said, “I'm a trial lawyer and I represent people's interests in court. That's what I do. I love doing it. And I'm disappointed that that is the result of just me doing my job.”

The word 'TRAITOR' was spray-painted in red at around 8 pm onto the driveway of the attorney’s home, which is located in West Whiteland Township, Pennsylvania, around 30 miles south of Philadelphia. Van der Veen revealed that private security has been hired to protect the residence, while police have increased their presence in the neighborhood.

Detective Scott Pezick confirmed that he was not at the property when the vandalism took place and revealed that the authorities were alerted to the incident on Friday evening by his wife. “She came home saw it in the driveway and called the police,” the detective said, adding that it was the only vandalism found on the property.

Michael van der Veen (Getty Images)

Who are Michael van der Veen's family members?

Van der Veen is married to Marion Murphy Van Der Veen. Her Linkedin profile suggests that she is serving as the Secretary-Treasurer at The Lerro Corporation. The company is a technology leader that helps clients utilize innovation to their best advantage. Today, Lerro is one of the industry’s most-trusted integrators of multi-format, broadcast-quality video technology. From design, equipment, installation, training to support, they are experts in providing customers with video systems. 

The couple has two daughters and the family resides in Chester County, Pennsylvania. Marion shared her daughter Emma Rose's picture on Instagram and wrote, “Today was a day that brought your dad and I such happiness! You have worked so hard and we could not be more proud of you, EmmaRose! We can’t wait to watch all you do at Georgetown! 💙 Another four years on The Hilltop!”


Marion earlier shared her daughter's childhood pictures saying, “These two are now grown witches. They are flying around this weekend playing 🏑🏑🏑. Happy Halloween! Love you both... Mom.”


In the latest post, she uploaded a family collage on her daughter's 18th birthday saying: “Happy 18th Birthday Emma! Dad and I miss you and love you. We will all be together soon to celebrate you.”


Van der Veen is the founder of the Philadelphia law firm van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin. He specializes in personal injury and is best known for his local radio ads in Philadelphia. He has led a number of high-profile cases, excelling in both civil litigation and criminal defense.